By Associated Press. Chelsie Kryst pictured left completed the historic triple on Thursday. Franklin, from New York, won her title in September in Atlantic City, New Jersey, becoming the first woman also to win the Miss America crown without having to don a swimsuit. Garris, from New Haven, Connecticut, won her crown in April, and hopes to become a trauma nurse.
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Well, well, well. Another year. Another pageant. I don't know why I assumed these would stop when Donald Trump became president. On May 2, women from all 50 states and the District of Columbia will compete in the televised event in front of judges for the coveted title of Miss USA, which has some people wondering: What is the Miss USA prize? The best way for me to answer this is by saying, by looking at the past prize packages. Let's just say, you can put together a list of what you think Miss USA might win, and you're probably right.
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Three ladies have recently made history as the first black ladies that will simultaneously wear the crown of three different beauty pageants in the United States of America. It was gathered that Krsyt who completed the trio is a civil litigation attorney with a law degree and MBA from Wake Forest University. Even more fascinating about the pair of Krsyt and Garris is the fact that they both rocked their natural hairs at their individual pageant competition, and did not go through any form of hair straightening.
Beauty pageants early in their histories, some dating back to the s, barred women of color from participating. Even after organizations began changing their rules to accept women of all races, there was still a lingering frustration and opposition to join. Only in the last 50 years have black women become more prevalent in these competitions. Hailing from North Carolina, Kryst practices civil litigation for a law firm and has a passion for helping prisoners who may have been sentenced unjustly get reduced punishments — free of charge. Kryst, who is licensed to practice in two states, earned both her law degree and MBA from Wake Forest University and completed her undergraduate work at the University of South Carolina.